3,700 Australian sheep to be offered for korban ritual at 25 mosques in 2017

This year's korban ritual at 25 mosques will have a total of 3,700 Australian sheep.
This year's korban ritual at 25 mosques will have a total of 3,700 Australian sheep.PHOTO: BERITA HARIAN

SINGAPORE - A total of 3,700 Australian sheep will be available for this year's korban ritual at 25 mosques, the Singapore Mosques Korban Committee announced on Monday (July 10).

The price of each sheep for the Islamic ritual sacrifice is $485, which is $5 lower than last year.

Last year, 1,800 Australian sheep and 1,700 Irish lambs were sacrificed.

Registration for this year's korban is open from Tuesday (July 11) to Aug 15, while stocks last.

Korban is a ritual observed on Hari Raya Haji, to commemorate the Prophet Ibrahim's obedience to God because of his willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail.

Meat from the slaughter is typically given to worshippers and the needy.

Hari Raya Haji falls on Sept 1 this year.

In a statement to the media, the committee said it has been working with the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) to find sources of livestock that meet the highest criteria of Singapore's food safety, animal health and veterinary public health standards.

Members of the public who would like to perform korban can register at the 25 mosques:

Masjid Sultan

Masjid Omar Salmah

Masjid An-Nahdhah

Masjid Al-Amin

Masjid Jamae Chulia

Masjid Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah

Masjid Darul Aman

Masjid Kampung Siglap

Masjid Ar-Raudhah

Masjid Assyakirin

Masjid Al-Firdaus

Masjid Tentera Di-Raja

Masjid Hang Jebat

Masjid Al-Khair

Masjid Al-Istighfar

Masjid En-Naeem

Masjid Al-Mawaddah

Masjid Alkaff Kg Melayu

Masjid Haji Yusoff

Masjid Al-Iman

Masjid Darul Makmur

Masjid Petempatan Melayu Sembawang

Masjid An-Nur

Masjid Assyafaah

Masjid Ahmad Ibrahim